西營盤歷史文化徑/ 福德宮
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第三站/ 福德宮

The Third Station/ Fuk Tak Kung

 

街廟於現今的香港已不常見,但於不足一公里長的第三街上,卻座落了三所福德廟。昔日基層華人對疾病觀念相對保守,加上窮困之故,患病後不會立即就醫(不管中、西醫),更多人可能會選擇到廟宇拜神祈福,祈求早日康復,更可能會從香爐執一把香爐灰,回家沖水吞服。位於常豐里的福德廟是西營盤香火最鼎盛的街廟,這廟的一大特色是刻有「宣統元年(1909年)己酉端陽重修」的牌匾,見證了廟宇於西營盤的長久歷史。

Street temples are not common in Hong Kong today, but one can find three Fuk Tak Kung temples on Third Street, a street which is less than one kilometre in length.  In the past, due to the conservative attitude of the working-class Chinese towards illness, and also their poor economic situation, they would not go immediately to a doctor, either Chinese or Western, when they fell ill.  Rather, people might have chosen to pray at a temple and ask for blessings, hoping for a quick recovery.  Some of them would even take a handful of ashes from incense burner and mix it with water before swallowing it down, believing it could cure diseases. 

The Fuk Tak Temple situated on Sheung Fung Lane had the largest number of religious followers in Sai Ying Pun.  A characteristic feature of the temple is its plaque, inscribed with the words: ‘Reconstructed on Xuan Tong Yuan Nian (1909) −  Ji You Dragon Boat Festival’.  The plaque has witnessed the temple’s long history in Sai Ying Pun.

 

地址/ 西營盤常豐里

Address/ Sheung Fung Lane, Sai Ying Pun

 

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上一站/ 第二街公共浴室 Previous Station/ the Second Street Public Bathroom

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